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On the use of words and fuzzy sets. (English) Zbl 1098.03066
The intent of this study is to identify possible linkages between fuzzy sets and computing with words and perceptions by stressing that fuzzy sets are formal entities giving rise to the extension of predicates (gradable predicates, to be more specific). The paper starts with a concise discussion on sets and predicates and then concentrates on the on gradable (imprecise) predicates. Some observations are made with regard to antonyms in this setting and the role played by \(L\)-fuzzy sets. Finally, some projections are offered with respect to the roadmap of the development of fuzzy sets and computing with words.

MSC:
03E72 Theory of fuzzy sets, etc.
68Q05 Models of computation (Turing machines, etc.) (MSC2010)
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